The BEST Episodes of Flip or Flop
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2020
Tarek is a self-proclaimed real estate genius with determination and drive. Christina is Tarek's picture-perfect wife, who Tarek's friends still can't believe he landed. In each episode of "Flip or Flop", Tarek and Christina flip a new property. From the nail-biting purchase at auction, to the frustrating renovations and maddening showings, to the giddy acceptance of an offer, we'll follow along as these two relatively novice flippers try their hand at the toughest game in town. From purchase to resale, weaving their personal lives within the story of the flip. From paying cash, sight unseen, for a property at auction, through the hapless remodeling process, to the frantic sale, this young couple is putting everything they have into this venture. (Source: HGTV)
#1 - Small House, Big Problems
Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 7, 2019
Tarek and contractor Izzy Battres take on a small house in Fullerton, CA. The seemingly easy flip becomes difficult when removing a wall creates a nightmare with the city and an unpermitted laundry room must be moved inside.
#2 - It's a Dump
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 12, 2019
Tarek and Christina flip a house in Lakewood, CA, near one of their previous flips. They hope to repeat their past success, but modernizing an old house comes with a high price tag. A good flip will set the bar for the neighborhood, and a bad flip will leave them with minimal profits.
#3 - New Normal in Arcadia
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 5, 2018
Tarek and Christina flip a large home in the unfamiliar neighborhood of Arcadia, CA, but their differing opinions threaten their profit margin in an area with a high market standard.
#4 - Big House, Big Budget
Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 14, 2019
Tarek and Christina take a risk on a huge home in pricey Anaheim Hills, CA, in hopes of making more money after sharing the profits. From water damage and invasive tree roots to a $30,000 roof, they're forced to break the bank on the massive project.
#5 - Midcentury Money Pit
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 5, 2019
Tarek and Christina flip a house in Fullerton, CA, right across the street from Tarek's first flip. Before renovating, they have to deal with crumbling concrete, and they need to figure out the market for the house. A lot has changed since Tarek's first flip, and changes bring new challenges.
#6 - Lessons in Laguna Beach
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 2, 2017
Tarek and Christina get a lead on a house in an upscale neighborhood in Laguna Beach, CA. Even though the house is small, it has an ocean view, which means big money. Having never flipped in the area, they aren't sure what to offer for the house, so they visit another flip in the area and see that the house they want is overpriced. When they offer below asking price for the home, the seller is shocked. Will they be able to get a good deal on this beachside home or will they miss their chance to make big money in Laguna?
#7 - Million-dollar Cookie Cutter
Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 21, 2019
Tarek tackles a cookie-cutter home in Newport Beach, CA, where everything looks exactly the same. He creates a plan with contractor Jeff Lawrence, but when a comp for $1.4 million hits the market, Tarek goes all out to take his flip to the next level.
#8 - Turf Wars
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 10, 2019
Tarek and Christina team up with their friend Pete De Best on a house in Yorba Linda, CA. They've flipped houses with Pete and have had success, but he's a major penny pincher, and they must convince him that you have to spend money to make money.
#9 - Broken Flip
Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 12, 2019
Tarek and Christina flip a house with a weird vibe in Anaheim, CA. From the start, they can't tell if someone is squatting in the house or if the neighborhood hoodlums are pranking them.
#10 - Natural Disaster
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 11, 2016
Tarek and Christina get a lead from their friend and investor, Pete, on a house he's recently purchased. It's situated in an upscale, gated neighborhood and it's a house Pete can't tackle on his own. A large, expensive flip can mean equally large profits; but it also takes time and even the littlest mistake is magnified. Will Tarek and Christina be able to partner with Pete to score their biggest profit yet, or could they lose it all in this natural disaster flip?
#11 - Hilltop Hangup
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 8, 2014
Tarek and Christina come across a short sale listing in a desirable, hilly neighborhood of La Mirada, California. Although its price as compared to recent sales in the area leaves a tighter profit margin than they would like, the 1990s home is newer than the investment properties they typically buy and shouldn't need as much renovation as a result. With Tarek and Christina's usual contractor tied up by their growing roster of flip properties, they turn to a new contractor who comes recommended by fellow flippers. Will this newer home and new contractor make for a straightforward flip or could surprise costs and small mistakes leave Tarek and Christina risking a flop on this hilltop hangup?
#12 - Million Dollar Flip
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 3, 2016
Tarek and Christina find a short sale listing for a large home in an upscale neighborhood of Yorba Linda, California. With an asking price just below a million dollars, this would be the most expensive flip they've taken on - and also the biggest risk. Can Tarek and Christina give this house the luxury treatment without busting the budget, or could this million dollar flip be a seven figure flop?
#13 - Alarming Flip
Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 29, 2019
Tarek and Christina return to the street of a previous flip in Cypress, Calif; when they can't agree on a design for the kitchen, they decide to settle matters with a quick game of hoops.
#14 - Beaming With Potential
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 30, 2017
Tarek and Christina get a lead on a four-bedroom home in Cypress, California, that the owner is looking to sell quickly. The home is a mess but already has an open floor plan, which will save them money in the long run. When they start demo on the kitchen, Tarek and Christina discover the ceiling isn't supported correctly, and they will have to reinforce it or add a post, which will close off the space. A house that was once beaming with potential could end up costing them more than they expected.
#15 - Fast Money Flip
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 30, 2016
Tarek and Christina check out a home with a tight profit margin in Whittier, California. The house is in good shape though, and it shouldn't take much time or money to transform this property. It's a risk, but as long as they stick to the schedule and budget they could turn a quick profit and move on to their next flip. Will it finally be smooth sailing on this project or will setbacks threaten Tarek and Christina's fast money flip?
#16 - The Moldy Mess
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 21, 2013
After some intensive research on comps, Tarek and Christina find a promising 5 bedroom, 3 bath, house to flip in a family neighborhood of Bellflower, CA. When they tour the home with their contractor, Izzy, Tarek and Christina are thrilled to find a newly renovated kitchen and a dining room that just needs a coat of paint, however, their hopes, that the rest of the house will also be in turn-key condition, are quickly dashed when they discover that the upstairs master bathroom is covered in floor to ceiling mold. Considering the kitchen is in such good condition, Tarek and Christina decide that dealing with the mold remediation shouldn't ruin their remodel budget, and negotiate with the bank to secure the house for $385,000. But after they hire a mold inspector to run some tests, they discover they have toxic mold on their hands, which, not only is more expensive to treat than was expected, but will also take longer to fix. As they open up the walls to deal with the mold, they also find fire damage throughout the attic, and extensive termite damage throughout the house. With further delays and costs, all bets are off, as Tarek and Christina scramble to get this home renovated and on the market. Will cleaning up this moldy mess make them Flip or Flop?
#17 - Bursting at the Seams
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 14, 2018
Tarek and Christina are out of town when they get a lead on a house in La Mirada, California, and are forced to buy the house sight unseen. Christina worries the house may be packed with problems, but Tarek believes big risks come with big rewards.
#18 - Hoarding Potential
Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 17, 2019
Tarek's friend, Robert, wants to get into flipping and they buy a home sight unseen in Lakewood, CA. When they discover it's a major hoarder house filled to the brim with junk, Robert worries they made a mistake.
#19 - Beachside Beauty
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 12, 2017
Tarek and Christina get a lead on a home in Torrance, California, that's just miles from the ocean and several upscale beach communities. The yard is small and tiered, but buyers in this area demand luxury and are willing to pay top dollar to get it. Tarek and Christina decide to pull out all the stops and make use of every inch of yard space to create an entertainer's dream fitting of its anticipated million dollar list price. Can they keep a lid on their budget or will this hillside spool wash away their profits?
#20 - Fantastic Flip
Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 30, 2018
Tarek and Christina take on a home in a trendy Costa Mesa, CA, neighborhood but if they want to give the hip homebuyers what they want, they'll first have to nail the design. While Christina is shooting for the stars with her designs, however, Tarek has a hard time spending the money. Will they be able to attract the right kind of buyer in this hard-to-please neighborhood or will their design miss the mark?
#21 - Money Mirage
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 19, 2019
Tarek and Christina take a gamble on a tri-level house in Irvine, CA, buying it sight unseen. The neighborhood is hot, but the house needs a lot of work. After opening up the tiny kitchen and updating the master bedroom, there's still a lot to do with a shrinking budget.
#22 - Custom Craftsman
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2014
Tarek and Christina are contacted by their friend and fellow flipper, Jessie Rodriguez, who has purchased a craftsman style home in an historic area of Santa Ana, California. While Jessie specializes in renovating older, architecturally significant homes, Tarek and Christina are experts at bringing in a flip on schedule and on budget. It will take both skillsets to finish and sell this project for a profit, and Jessie is hoping to strike a partnership. Can Tarek, Christina, and Jessie combine the speed and cost of a flip with the detailed craftsmanship of a renovation to deliver on this custom craftsman flip?
#23 - Poolside Potential
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 15, 2016
Tarek and Christina are on the hunt for a summer project and find a unique home in Whittier, CA. With an old pool and a large backyard, this house has potential to be an entertainer's paradise. Taking on a backyard is a big challenge, but with big risks come big rewards. Can Tarek and Christina transform this home and reinvigorate its depressed pool, or could this project with poolside potential be in danger of circling the drain?
#24 - Toxic Flip
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 28, 2015
Tarek and Christina get a lead on a small house that's aggressively priced and could be a lucrative deal based on comparable sales in the neighborhood. They go to inspect the house before making a decision and find it boarded up and in rough shape. Despite its condition, the numbers are promising and they've done well in this area before. They decide to take the calculated risk and buy the home, its interior still sight unseen. Can Tarek and Christina keep this project under control to see risk through to reward or could hidden troubles turn this house into a toxic flip?
#25 - Fish Out of Water
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 8, 2019
Tarek and Christina take on a flip in West Covina, CA, which is a new area for them. They have to expand into new cities in order to grow their business, but the distance and their uncertainty of what buyers expect in the area lead to disagreements on the scope and design of the house.